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Intuitive date formatting.

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hotdate is a library for doing friendly date formating. Its API is inspired by Moment.js.

hotdate wraps Python’s builtin datetime object with a layer that simplifies some common operations that are annoying to do with datetime. More importantly, hotdate provides functionality for doing friendly/human-readable relative date formatting. It even has one of those crazy “fluent interfaces” that are so hip with the kids these days.

A quick tour


You can create hotdate objects in a bunch of ways.

from hotdate import hotdate

# get the current time and date
>>> hotdate()
hotdate(2014, 3, 4, 21, 34, 3, 661600)
>>> hotdate(2011)
hotdate(2011, 1, 1, 0, 0)
>>> hotdate('2012 03', '%Y %m')
hotdate(2012, 3, 1, 0, 0)
>>> d =
>>> hotdate(d)
hotdate(2014, 3, 4, 21, 34, 3, 661600)


You can use it to format dates:

>>> hotdate().format()
>>> hotdate().format('%c')
'Tue Mar  4 21:47:03 2014'

“How long ago?”

>>> hotdate().from_now()
'just now'
>>> hotdate(2011).from_now()
'2 years ago'
>>> hotdate().add(minutes=30).from_now()
'29 minutes from now'

Calendar date formatting

>>> hotdate().calendar()
'Today at 09:50PM'
>>> hotdate().add(days=1).calendar()
'Tomorrow at 09:51PM'
>>> hotdate().subtract(days=4).calendar()
'Last Friday at 09:51PM'
>>> hotdate(2011).calendar()

Use it just like a datetime

>>> hotdate().isoformat()
>>> hotdate.fromtimestamp(1311218002)
hotdate(2011, 7, 20, 23, 13, 22)
>>> hotdate().timetuple()
time.struct_time(tm_year=2014, tm_mon=3, tm_mday=5, tm_hour=17, tm_min=10, tm_sec=35, tm_wday=2, tm_yday=64, tm_isdst=-1)

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